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Wadhurst, Sussex

Historical Description

Wadhurst, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village has a station on the S.E.R., 39 miles from London, and 6¼ SE of Tunbridge Wells, and a post, money order, and telegraph office, a public library with reading-room, a weekly market, and fairs on 29 April and 1 Nov. The parish includes part of Tidebrook chapelry, and comprises 10,213 acres; population of the civil parish, 3354; of the ecclesiastical, 2767. Wadhurst Place, South Park, Wadhurst Park, and Buckhurst Lodge are the chief residences. Excellent sandstone is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; net value, £265 with residence. Patron, Wadham College, Oxford. The church is ancient, has been restored, and has a lofty spire. The vicarage of Tidebrook is a separate benefice. There are Baptist, Wesleyan, and Free Methodist chapels. The Mount, situated on an eminence, is a novitiate house of the Fathers of Charity, opened in 1881. The building is of brick, and is surrounded by gardens, with park-like grounds of about 140 acres.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySussex 
Ecclesiastical parishWadhurst St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionTicehurst 

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CountyEast Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtTN5